Plenary session 3: Fostering Agro-Allied Industrialization through Regional Value Chains [UNECA]

Room: Lagos / Osun Meeting Room

Moderator: Adam Elhiraika, Director of Macroeconomic Policy Division, ECA

Keynote Address
Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


  • Argent Chuula, CEO, Alliance for commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa, a specialist Agency of COMESA, Zambia
  • Adama Ekberg Coulibaly , Chief, Food Security,  Agriculture and Land Section, ECA

Rapporteur: Uzumma Erume , William Davis (ECA)

Guidelines for the deliberations

“Our goal is clear: achieve food self-sufficiency for Africa in ten years, eliminate malnutrition and hunger and move Africa to the top of agricultural value chains.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

Conference Venue

AEC Partners

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